7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam tour builder app .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 21st (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munnar online route planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Jew Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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